These 32 South Dakota Running Events Should Interest You
All across this country, we see joggers who are leisurely enjoying some me-time getting in their five or ten miles a day on the trails, streets, and sidewalks.
Here in South Dakota, you'll find the same. And, we have some of the best running events that are competitive, fun, and fundraising.
If you are looking for a simple fun run or 5K, half and full marathon, or triathlon and trail run this list will have you running all over the state. From Sioux Falls to the Black Hills.
*Some of these events are Boston Marathon qualifying races.
Check out this list of running events for the remainder of 2022 in South Dakota:
August 13, 605 Summer Race Series - This is the third of three and a 12-mile race at Fawick Park in Downtown Sioux Falls.
August 13, Baltic Dog Days 5K - 2nd annual 5k run, 1-mile walk/run, and a kids fun run.
August 13, Harbor Hustle 5k - Parker, South Dakota.
August 13, Oakwood Lakes Trail Run - Oakwood State Park at West Lake boat ramp.
August 20, Brown County Fair Foundation 5K - Brown County Fair Grounds.
August 20-21, Lean Horse Ultra Marathon - Features a 100-mile race, a 50-mile race, a 30-mile race, and a 20-mile race. The course is held on the George S. Mickelson Trail.
August 21, Hugh Glass Dash - 7-mile run on the Blacktail Trail, Lemmon, SD.
*August 21, Leading Ladies Women’s Marathon Race - This is a Boston Marathon qualifier. Beginning at the Lead Country Club.
August 21, Dakota Spirit Men’s Marathon Race - Begins after the start of the Leading Ladies Women’s Marathon. Lead Country Club.
August 27, Hell Canyon 5 Miler - 11 miles west of Custer, SD on Highway 16.
August 27, Tuthill Park Trail Races - Beginning in upper Tuthill Park, the course is a 1.5-mile loop. 3-mile runners will complete two loops and 6-milers will run four loops.
August 28, Sioux Falls Marathon - This is the Big One. Four separate events to choose from including the full marathon, half-marathon, 10K, and 5K.
September 3, 25th Annual Southern Hills Triathlon - At Angostura Recreation Area in the Black Hills, south of Hot Springs.
September 3-4, The Blood Run - This is 3, 6, 12, 24, or 36-hour race on a 1.5-mile loop around an organic vegetable farm just south of Lennox, SD.
September 10, Wildlife Loop Triathlon - Custer State Park
September 11, Rachel's Race - Family Park in western Sioux Falls.
September 11, Sundance to Spearfish Marathon - Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota almost entirely downhill.
September 17, Race To End Human Trafficking - 0K, 5K, or 1 mile, to be held in the Dell Rapids City Park.
October 1, Health Connect's Human Race - 10 nonprofit organizations in the Sioux Falls Area will be the winners from proceeds of this 5K & 1-mile Fun Walk.
October 2, Palace City Kiwanis Half Marathon, 10K & 5K - 100% of the proceeds are used to benefit children.
October 6, Center of the Nation - This leg of a 6-day race is held in Belle Fourche, SD.
October 8, Newton Hills Trail Races - Another challenge from one of South Dakota's State Parks with a 2-mile and 6-mile race.
October 8, Gypsy Days Steps for Shep 5 - At Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.
*October 9, Run Crazy Horse - Custer, SD. (This race is a Boston Marathon qualifier)
*October 22, Brookings Maraton - The Brookings Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay. (This race is a Boston Marathon qualifier)
October 22, Newton Hills Ultra - 20K, 30K, and 50K through Newton Hills State Park Canton, SD.
October 29, Trick or Treat Trail Run - Bring out your most creative costume for the 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run & 15K along the Big Sioux River starting at Pasley Park.
October 29, Bob Bartling Hobo Day 5K - Celebrating SDSU's Homecoming in Brookings, SD.
November 5, Spearfish Canyon 15k - Brady Park in Spearfish, SD.
November 6, Christmas Tree Skirt Dash - "On Dasher!" What a sweet place to start from at Queen City bakery for the 3.1,2 and 1-mile dash races.
November 25, Jingle Bell Run - Run off your Thanksgiving feast with this fun, festive event that benefits the Arthritis Foundation.